The Digital Network - Web Hosting Useful Information
Here at The Digital Network we believe that web hosting is more than just providing web space and FTP access. Our aim is to provide individuals and businesses with everything they need to express themselves on the internet, be that through an idea or selling goods and services.
Whatever you want to create a website for, be it a small family photo album or a full powered data base driven ecommerce website, your choice of web host is essential. The right web host will make the difference between a slow clunky site that has regular down time and a site that is always available and blisteringly fast!
6 reasons to choose The Digital Network for your web hosting
1. Quality hosting
Our purpose built web hosting infrastructure is unrivalled in the UK for stability and reliability.
2. Excellent customer service
Our support database provides the answers to the majority of web hosting related questions and if you need to get in touch we are on hand, here in the UK, to answer any questions you may have.
3. Value for money
Because all of our hosting technology has been developed by us in-house we don't have any expensive licensing fees to pass on to our customers. That means we can offer you more for less!
4. We put you in control
We believe in developing highly automated systems giving customers complete control of their web hosting. Our web hosting control panel is one of the most advanced available today.
5. You can grow with us
Our web hosting is ideal for a beginner starting their first website through to SME's demanding their own powerful ecommerce solution.
6. Constant Monitoring and Security Upgrades
We take our customer's security very seriously and all software is upgraded within 24 hours of new patches being released.
Managing your website
Our control panel is one of the world's most advanced web hosting control panels currently available. Here is a quick summary of the great features available to our web hosting customers...
|Our Main features include:
- Easy to use file manager
- File backup & restore
- Webmail and POP3/IMAP
- Web stats & logs
- Google SiteMap generator
- MySQL and phpMyAdmin
- Schedules tasks
- Full Ecommerce software
- One click install scripts including WordPress
- Check your account performance at a glance
- Download log files
- More than we can list here!
|We also offer the following web services for an additional monthly fee:
- Exchange Email (free version of MICROSOFT OUTLOOK 2010 with this add on), allows you to share calendars, email etc., with multiple users. Secure email. £6.99 per month
- 10gb Premium email boxes, larger capacity email boxes for just £9.99 per year, per email address on any hosted package
- Personalised Simple Secure Server (SSL Certificate), from £49.99 per year
- Email Anti Virus from £18.99 per year
- StopTheHacker - protect your web site from hackers price from £9.99 per month
iPhone control panel
Customers can also manage their websites and hosting accounts on the move with our exclusive iPhone control panel which has all the same functionality of the standard control panel. This is free for all our web hosting customers.
- Manage your domain names
- Manage all your web hosting accounts
- Log in to your webmail
- View the system status updates
- View your Webalizer analytics statistics
- One click install CGI scripts such as WordPress
- View your invoices
- Backup & restore your website
- Conduct a WHOIS search for a domain name
- Set up scheduled tasks
- ...and much more!
We give you more!
We want our hosting customer's websites to be a success and with this in mind we also provide our hosting customers with one of the biggest CGI script libraries in the UK including one click install WordPress, Joomla, phpBB, BuddyPress, OpenX & Drupal.
Web hosting terminology
New to web hosting? Here are some of the most common terms used...
A term used by web hosts to describe how much data can pass from the server your website is hosted on to people visiting your web site. This includes the files that make up your website as well as any data downloaded from databases or media files.
A country code top level domain name. These domain names are associated with a country or geographic location e.g. .co.uk (UK), .fr (France and .cn (China). The ability to register these domain names from another country depends on the registrar's rules. For example, co.uk has no restrictions whereas .it (Italy) demands you are based in Europe.
Domain Name System
The system that maps domain names to the corresponding machine's IP addresses. This system is essentially a phone book that translates human friendly names into computer friendly numbers. Because this information is stored across multiple computers any updates to a domain (including registration and ownership details) can take up to 48 hours to work its way across all of them.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Once you are ready to see what your website looks like online, uploading the files to your web space is really easy and is often as simple as clicking, dragging and dropping. The method you will use to get your website online is called File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Don't be put off by the name, all this does is take the files from your computer and put them on to the web host's server for people to access. Simple!
In order to do this your web host may offer an upload function though your account with them, but that means you have to log in every time. A quicker alternative that most people use is FTP software. Some HTML editors come with this built in (e.g. Dreamweaver & Microsoft Expression Web) but even if yours doesn't there is the industry standard stand alone (which is free) to download called FileZilla.
HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language) is the first layer of a web page and deals with the content (the text, any lists, tables, quotes...).
LAMP is an acronym used to describe a set of open source software used by many people and businesses to save money and to prevent platform lock-in. Linux: Operating system
Apache: Web server
MySQL (owned and developed by Sun Microsystems) is the world's most popular open source database. It is also part of the open source software stack known as LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).
Sub-domain names are domains that are part of the parent domain name. They are free to set up and can be useful if you have areas of your site you want to categorise e.g. dictionary.domain.com, thesaurus.domain.com
Top Level Domain Names have no association with any countries and were amongst the first to be created. E.g. .com, .net, .org.
The amount of space allocated to your website by a web host to store all your files and data. The more web space you have the more information you can store.
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